a Midwest Roots & Acoustic Music Community

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FARM is a Midwest Roots & Acoustic Music Community

an affiliate of Folk Alliance International
2018 Conference

October 25-28

Crowne Plaza Airport
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Important Dates

Early Bird Registration Deadline June 30
Private Showcase Host Application Deadline July 15
Program Book Ad Deadline September 15

Keynote by

Rev. Robert Jones, Sr

Acclaimed performer, educator, speaker,
Robert Jones brings it, every time!

2018 Conference

October 25-28

Crowne Plaza Airport
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Important Dates

Program Book Ad Deadline September 30
Artwork Due October 5

Keynote by

Rev. Robert Jones, Sr

Acclaimed performer, educator, speaker,
Robert Jones brings it, every time!

Showcases Every Night

FARM offers a variety of showcase opportunities from the Official juried showcases to late night Private Showcasing, Midwest Radio Presents, Open Mics & our popular Performance Lane.

Keynote Address

Our Keynote Address this year will be delivered by the incomparable, Reverend Robert Jones, Sr. Robert is an inspirational singer, songwriter, storyteller and self-taught award-winning multi-instrumentalist. 

Workshops & Panels

Join us for a diverse line-up of workshops and panels, on topics that address the changing face of the independent music business, as well as performance and instrument techniques.

Community

From impromptu conversations in the hall or elevator, to late night jamming and song swaps and chats over a meal, it’s all about making connections!

News and Updates

2018 Official Showcase Artists Revealed!

As promised, we are please and proud to announce our 2018 Official Showcase Line-up! But first, let me thank our Official Showcase coordinator, Lee Herman for all his hard work along with the diverse group of industry professionals who took the time to listen to 131...

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Private Showcase Hosts Revealed!

At long last the Private Showcase hosts are posted to the website. For those who are new to this process, we tried to be very clear about how to solicit the hosts for a showcase on the Private Showcase page. We will have 16 Private Showcase Rooms this year. We made...

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2018 FARM Board Elections

The FARM Board of Directors, acting as the nominations committee, announces their preliminary slate of candidates for the 2018 election for the FARM Board of Directors and Bylaws Referendum. They are Stephanie Cofell, Craig Siemsen and Randy Styka. You can read more...

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FARM Mission Statement

Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) is a regional chapter of Folk Alliance International (FAI). Our purposes are to promote traditional, contemporary and multi-cultural folk music and dance and related performing arts in our region, hold an annual regional conference, represent the interests of our members to FAI and carry out such other projects as are of benefit to FAI members in the Midwest.

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